Thursday 25 September 2008

Evening Meeting: Thursday 2 October

The next evening meeting is Thursday, 2 October 2008 at the Weston Creek Uniting Church Hall, Parkinson St, Weston Creek (7.15pm for a 7.45pm start). The guest speaker will be longstanding CQ member, Judy Turner. Judy has moved to Tura Beach. Come along for a glimpse at Judy's quilts and to hear about her new directions.

Monday 15 September 2008

Batemans Bay Exhibition 19-21 September

The South Coast and Country Quilters Guild will be holding their ninth Biennial Quilt Exhibition this weekend at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. The Exhibition is open on Friday 19 September from 10 am - 5 pm, the same period on Saturday 20th, and from 10 am - 4 pm Sunday 21st. Members who head for the coast this weekend will be very welcome.

Saturday 13 September 2008

Dare to Differ 2008 Exhibition now online

Dare to Differ 2008 is the seventh Dare to Differ exhibition of contemporary quilts held in Prospect Gallery in Adelaide, South Australia. Entries were selected by members of the SA Quilters' Guild from quilt makers all over Australia and includes works by CQ members Dianne Firth, Helen Gray, and Brenda Smith. The emphasis is on original and innovative work. The exhibition continues until 28 September but you can view the quilts online at the Prospect Gallery website.

Monday 8 September 2008


Late last week we were contacted by the ACT Government to be told we have been allocated 128 square metres (that’s equivalent in area to a small 3-bedroom house) in what was the Cook Primary School. Please see the Press Release from the Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Disability and Community Services, Katy Gallagher MLA. We have been told to expect a formal offer some time after October. The school is to be refurbished and a lift installed, with the estimate for occupation about mid-2009. So we won’t be moving in for a while!!

We have been told the space is one big area on the second floor, which we can subdivide. Some members of the Committee hope to be able to inspect it in the next few weeks.

Cook is fairly central and is reasonably easy to access from all parts of Canberra. Of course, some of us will have a shorter distance to travel to meetings and some of us will have longer – but the advantages of having space of our own which is truly ‘Canberra Quilters home’ will far outweigh the disadvantages.

Just think – access to the library, flexibility for QFO, a drop-in place, friendship group meeting place, small group exhibitions, workshops ... the list goes on.

Your input is important. Now is the time for you to let the Committee know your thoughts and ideas on the HOO (Home of Our Own) and the HOOT (Home of Our Own Transition) – so talk to them, email them, phone them ... or even post a comment here.